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Pyonephrosis
Katherine E. Maturen, MD, MS
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Obstructed renal collecting system containing pus or infected urine

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • General Features

                      • Microscopic Features

                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                        • Presentation

                          • Demographics

                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                              • Treatment

                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                  Selected References

                                  1. Das CJ et al: Multimodality imaging of renal inflammatory lesions. World J Radiol. 6(11):865-73, 2014
                                  2. Kim SH et al: Serious acute pyelonephritis: a predictive score for evaluation of deterioration of treatment based on clinical and radiologic findings using CT. Acta Radiol. 53(2):233-8, 2012
                                  3. Li AC et al: Emergent percutaneous nephrostomy for the diagnosis and management of pyonephrosis. Semin Intervent Radiol. 29(3):218-25, 2012
                                  4. Browne RF et al: Imaging of urinary tract infection in the adult. Eur Radiol. 14 Suppl 3:E168-83, 2004
                                  5. Paterson A: Urinary tract infection: an update on imaging strategies. Eur Radiol. 14 Suppl 4:L89-100, 2004
                                  6. Wang IK et al: The use of ultrasonography in evaluating adults with febrile urinary tract infection. Ren Fail. 25(6):981-7, 2003
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                                  KEY FACTS

                                  • Terminology

                                    • Imaging

                                      • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                        • Pathology

                                          • Clinical Issues

                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                            • Definitions

                                              • Obstructed renal collecting system containing pus or infected urine

                                            IMAGING

                                            • General Features

                                              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                • CT Findings

                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • Microscopic Features

                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                        • Presentation

                                                          • Demographics

                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                              • Treatment

                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. Das CJ et al: Multimodality imaging of renal inflammatory lesions. World J Radiol. 6(11):865-73, 2014
                                                                  2. Kim SH et al: Serious acute pyelonephritis: a predictive score for evaluation of deterioration of treatment based on clinical and radiologic findings using CT. Acta Radiol. 53(2):233-8, 2012
                                                                  3. Li AC et al: Emergent percutaneous nephrostomy for the diagnosis and management of pyonephrosis. Semin Intervent Radiol. 29(3):218-25, 2012
                                                                  4. Browne RF et al: Imaging of urinary tract infection in the adult. Eur Radiol. 14 Suppl 3:E168-83, 2004
                                                                  5. Paterson A: Urinary tract infection: an update on imaging strategies. Eur Radiol. 14 Suppl 4:L89-100, 2004
                                                                  6. Wang IK et al: The use of ultrasonography in evaluating adults with febrile urinary tract infection. Ren Fail. 25(6):981-7, 2003